Parks Tennis, one of Ireland’s largest and most popular tennis programmes, returns to venues nationwide this summer.
Parks Tennis invites your children to enjoy what may well be a new sporting experience at a very affordable cost.
Who is Parks Tennis Ireland
Park Tennis is a non-profit making company operating for 40 years, run by 28 volunteers and supported by various organizations, such as Sport Ireland, the National Governing body, Tennis Ireland, and various Local Authorities.
Park tennis aim is to provide tennis at a very low cost to children not exposed to the game from all social and ethnic backgrounds, during the long Summer holidays. The total audience is over 250,000 through the distribution of application forms with over 20,000 children taking part in the programme annually.
What Does Park Tennis
Park Tennis coaching at grass roots level nationwide in 165 locations during the summer holidays for girls and boys between 5 and 17 years. The major cities; Dublin and Cork operate all year round.
Parks Tennis welcomes all children irrespective of previous tennis experience and prides itself on a child-centered approach with a focus on enjoyment and participation at
150 location across Ireland.
You can pay online by using Paypal for Dublin area tennis classes www.parkstennis.com/pay-online .
The emphasis throughout all programmes is on:
- structured tennis sessions combined with fun and games
- teaching new tennis skills
- making friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- providing a thoroughly enjoyable overall experience
- introducing a sport for life
What you need to bring with you: bottle of water, runners, appropriate sports attire plus sun cream – depending on the weather.
What age do you have to be to participate in Park Tennis
Anyone from 5-17 years of age can participate – unless otherwise stated on the local form.
Coaching for kids of all levels, aged 5-17 years, is provided by trained instructors, all through the year. Classes are on an hourly basis and rackets and balls are provided. You can now register and pay online. All locations near you, throughout Dublin.
See all Dublin Parks Tennis Locations here.
Registration: All Venues on Friday 30th June 2 – 4pm
Payment on registration day or with Paypal on www.parkstennis.com Duration: Weekdays from Monday 3rd to Friday 28th July.
New Dublin Programme : Two Hour Classes for every child
Times: – Generally mornings Venues marked with * operate afternoons Ages: 5 – 8yrs first class : 9 -17yrs second class unless otherwise stated
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL VENUES
Artane:Rockfield Park Cancelled
Albert College: Hampstead Park Glasnevin,Courtlands Estate *
Finagles: Johnstown Park *
Phibsboro: Shandon Park
Bushy Park -cancelled – alternative venue under discussion
Rathgar: Tennis Club * Ringsend Park
Crumlin: Sundrive Road Park * Ballyfermot,Leisure Centre Blackditch Rd.
Ballyfermot: Leisure Centre Blackditch Rd.
East Wall Recreation Center Mondays-2 pm
North Wall Sports Centre Tuesdays 2pm*
Mountjoy Square Wednesdays 2pm*
Liberty Park,Foley St. Thursday 2pm*
Ventry Park,Cabra West Fridays 2pm*
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL VENUES
Skerries: Community Centre *
Donabate: Community College
Lusk: Orlynn Park *
Baldoyle: Seagrange Park Howth, Baltray Park
2 weeks 17th – 28th July
Dublin 15: Carpenterstown, Riverwood Estate
Castleknock: Laurel Lodge Comm Centre * Hartstown, Community School
2 weeks 3rd – 14th July
Blanchardstown: Hazel Lawn Courts 2 weeks 17th – 28th July
SOUTH DUBLIN CO.CO. VENUES
Walkinstown: Cherryfield Park
Clondalkin Sports Centre: Nangor Road *
Lucan Sports Centre: Esker
DUN LAOGHAIRE / RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCIL VENUES
Shankill: TennisClub,QuinnsRoad Rathfarnham, Marlay Park Courts
Glenageary: Sallyglen Park *
Deansgrange: Meadowvale Club *
Dun Laoghaire: Clarinda Park
Blackrock: Carraig Tennis Club, Rockfield Park *
Blackrock: Springhill Park, Newtownpark, Tennis Club
Leopardstown: Valley/The Gallops
Park Tennis coaching sessions are on no matter what’s the weather! Therefore we advice you to bring rain-gear in case the weather is bad.